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Flying from Stockholm to Lille, France

Bra_billie_boy
post 19.Feb.2009, 02:53 PM
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Hi,

I am planning to visit some friends in Lille(France) in April. I tried to search for some flights to Lille from Stockholm, but was able to find only one through Air France costing more than 7000 SEK. Can some one help me in this regard.

I have never travelled to France before, therefore, I am unsure of the best possible route and airline. Cheers!
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*Guest*
post 19.Feb.2009, 03:00 PM
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I'm afraid you are up the creek, Bra_billie_boy.

A regional flight from here and within France? Air France has effectively a monopoly in the business, and, consequently, it costs an arm and a leg.

I remember a couple of years ago when I went round trip to Limoges from Arlanda. I cost plenty, and the Air France people at Arlanda had to check on the destination as they had never heard of the famous glass-producing city.

I would look into train travel if you want a reasonable rate.
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Furu
post 19.Feb.2009, 03:02 PM
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QUOTE (Bra_billie_boy)
Hi,

I am planning to visit some friends in Lille(France) in April. I tried to search for some flights to Lille from Stockholm, but was able to find only one through Air France costing more than 7000 SEK. Can some one help me in this regard.

I have never travelled to France before, therefore, I am unsure of the best possible route and airline. Cheers!


you should fly to Brussels. It is only one hour from Lille.

I checked the fares at www.travelocity.com (US Site) and it is $210 return in April 7-14

from Brussels you can get on a train to Lille with Eurostar http://www.eurostar.com/UK/be/leisure/destinations.jsp

fares are here
http://www.eurostar.com/UK/be/leisure/trav...le_standard.jsp

malmo aviation flies to Brussels but from Bromma Airport and not Arlanda.
http://www.malmoaviation.se/o.o.i.s/1
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Bra_billie_boy
post 19.Feb.2009, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE (Furu)
you should fly to Brussels. It is only one hour from Lille.

I checked the fares at www.travelocity.com (US Site) and it is $210 return in April 7-14

from Brussels you can get on a train to Lille with Eurostar http://www.eurostar.com/UK/be/leisure/destinations.jsp

malmo aviation flies to Brussels but from Bromma Airport and not Arlanda.
http://www.malmoaviation.se/o.o.i.s/1


Aah thanks a lot Furu. I will check it out. Hey Trowbridge H. Ford thanks to you too smile.gif
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Furu
post 19.Feb.2009, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE (Bra_billie_boy)
Aah thanks a lot Furu. I will check it out. Hey Trowbridge H. Ford thanks to you too smile.gif


good luck and post back if this worked
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*Guest*
post 19.Feb.2009, 03:13 PM
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The whole problem seems to be that Air France constructed all its domestic routes out of Paris - what the trains had done a century before - so if you want to go anywhere in the country by air, you have to go via Charles de Gaulle airport.

It really gets crazy and expensive if you, say, want to go from Bordeaux to Grenoble.

At least the railroad people had excuses: They were dealing with real competitors, not just a monopoly, and the railways came first.
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Furu
post 19.Feb.2009, 03:27 PM
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the last thing I want to do is go anywhere via CDG airport.

I was transiting over Christmas and the ticket agent did not gave me a connecting boarding pass via CDG. The security wont let me through the gate at CDG for flight leaving outside of EU because I did not had the boarding pass.My airline counter was after the security to collect the boarding pass.

The immigration had 4 counters, 1 closed, the 3 that were open one of them had no officer, and the last two were chatting with people in a long lineup panicking for their connection.

further the airport is filthy and dirty.
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bonjour
post 19.Feb.2009, 04:30 PM
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As Furu posts, Brussels is definitely the way to go. That is a very easy journey.
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 19.Feb.2009, 06:09 PM
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Malmö Aviation flies to Brussels. They are really good.
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Bra_billie_boy
post 20.Feb.2009, 05:35 PM
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Thanks a lot everyone smile.gif
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